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Cincinnati Weekly Enquirer (Newspaper) - January 17, 1877, Cincinnati, OhioLa vol. Xxxvi no. 25.wednesday morning january 17. 1877. Whole no. 2038. Duh answer. From Belgravia All it by Long she held my question in her heart shunned my eyes that craved an answer moved apart touched my hand in Good night greeting a Rosier grew should i Leavo to Morrow Early then Adieu i Bent her head in Farewell courteous. Onward passed Wyllo a cold hand gripped my Heartstrings held them Fash still 1 waited still 1 listened All my soul trembled in the eyes that watched her. And Sho stole up the stairs with measured footsteps. But Sho turned where a lamp in Brazen bracket a brightly burned showed me All the glinting a it a it Les veiled her eyes in Violet shadows glimmered where curved her Mouth in soft compliance As Shu Bent toward me from Tho Dusky railing where she least. one White hand wanders to Lior hair slowly lifts Tho Rose that nestles softly there breathes she in its heart my answer shyly Sweet and loves message mutely flutters to Iny feet. The House of Leoplstat with Hasty Steps �?~10 for or a Soldier s Fortune. By mi88 a. M. Porter. Chapter after the reduction of Tortona and subsequent departure of the russian army from Switzerland nothing particular occurred to Demetrius until the end of autumn. His Squadron was then engaged in the Valley of the Dormida where lie providentially res fued a French Beni g butchered n cold blood by a croat. The officer gashed and sweltering faintly try ing to Avert a weapon already at his breast presented the most frightful up Betael. Demetrius commanded the Soldier to desist and had the fainting prisoner borne to his own quarters. There tins unhappy person was found so dreadfully wounded As to be incapable of speech. Part of his jaw had been carried old by a Musket Ball and his body was mangled with sabers. Painfully susceptible of compassion Demetrius forgot the Lawless Republican in the dying Man and attended him As assiduously As he would have done a Friend. During this attendance he received another letter from Feii Eri after which he was surprised by a visit from the Prince of Nuremburg. Quot i come sir a said the Prince haughtily beating himself while the other was standing Ali come to satisfy myself on a Point which it is of the utmost consequence to my Honor to ascertain. A in the packets of letters which my courier to and from Feii Eri i find also some brought for you. Pray do you Ever receive Iny from the Princess Constantia Nuremberg a Demetrius had some difficulty in moderating his voice As he replied to the tone of Defiance with which this question was put a never but once sir had i that a show me the letter a at this Hasty command Demetrius surveyed the Prince from head to foot and then turned calmly away. Surprised into the keenest contempt lie forgot Liis relationship to Constantia. A show me the letter sir a repeated the Prince. Demetrius had then recovered himself. A i would not willingly deny the Prince of Nuremberg any favor in my poor Power to Grant but a letter is in my opinion too sacred a Deposit to be thus shown at the Mere voice of authority. To the amiable writer of the one in question 1 refer your highness confident that she will not hesitate to avow Tjie merely benevolent interest which she takes in the life of a Man who once had the Happy Fortune of preserving a you know How to overrate yourself 1 perceive sir a rejoined the Prince a surely that vast debt was paid Long ago i offered you my patronage and Protection neither of which you chose to accept. Not it was More for your interest to Hatter a Rich old woman already a a convenient state of dotage and an indiscreet girl not yet out of her childhood into a a hold sir a exclaimed Demetrius darting on him a look of indignation a not even your rank shall authorize you to treat with a Corn in my pic Senco names so sacred to a and do you presume to place yourself on a level with the Prince of a no a retorted Demetrius with imprudent bitterness a for the Prince of Nuremberg when he forgets that a higher station demands higher Virtues and condescend to insult and Brave an inferior sinks below him in at this cutting reproof the Prince became choked with rage he grasped the Hilt of his word. Passionately advancing with an inflamed countenance toward the Young count then suddenly exclaiming a scoundrel a struck Linin a blow in the face. Demetrius retreated a few Steps As if to prevent himself from annihilating the despicable Nuremberg All his body Shook with a passion tenfold in magnitude to that of his opponents momentarily giving the reins to it he returned the blow with a Force which brought Liis insulted to the ground. At that conjuncture the Entrance of for Shim gave a Check to their Mutual rage. Breathing nothing but vengeance the Prince hastily Rose and left the place. On his departure Forsheim questioned de me Trio upon the cause of so extraordinary a scene he excused himself from motives of delicacy. A Tho affair a lie said a is completely that of the Prince of Nuremberg and As such it should remain secret with me unless he be candid enough to acknowledge it himself. He struck me 1 struck him my Honor is now a i tremble fot the consequence a exclaimed the count. A my dear Leopolstat. If you have erred through a too inflammable a Prib one Small concessions a a would be infamous a cried Demetrius. A no for Shim by heavens a if to hear the woman most venerated and the woman most loved named with derision if to be accused of tic basest meanness and imperiously commanded but hold 1�?i have almost lost my a Elt again suffice it i received ample provocation and though it should Cost me the Possession of All i hold precious on Earth never Ahall my Coward Tongue pronounce an air logy to which my conscience would give Tho Demetrius traversed the room As he spoke his Cheeks burned Shim seriously regarded him. A you May Curry delicacy too far a he observed a without i know the real state of this Case it will he impossible for me to serve you As i wish. Would you Tell me the circumstances i might Avail myself of Tho consideration with which the Prince always treats me and urge i in to apologize.�?�. A our gov a Greenland Bear a exclaimed Demetrius a the one stupid and ferocious beast is just As accessible As the other. But i Promise you this Ferdinand if he Challenge me and you consent to be my second i will then state the whole affair to Forshier was proceeding to speak when a Nobleman in the suite of Nuremberg was announced. This gentleman brought a fiery Challenge from the latter. Forshier used every argument to dissuade his Friend from meeting tills rash Inan but Demetrius was too jealous of Liis reputation and too keenly stung by the unmanly accusation of the Prince to listen to any Compromise. He dismissed the Nobleman with ids ready acquiescence to the proposal of their meeting an hour after at the skirt of a Wood some distance from the lines. When the parties met and the usual preliminaries were settled Tho advantage of a first fire fell by lot to Demetrius. He discharged his pistol in the air. A a Liat do you mean sir a exclaimed the impatient Prince. A i mean to show you sir a replied the other firmly a that i abhor the idea of deliberate murder. The disgrace of having received a blow is in my opinion cancelled by having returned it. I therefore ant satisfied and if you Are not i stand Here to let you take a then thus i take it Coward a exclaimed the Prince hastily firing off his pistol. The Ball took effect and Demetrius fell. Every drop of blood now deserted the horror struck features of Nuremberg by this rash act to bad endangered if not Liis life Liis military rank and reputation. Disdaining however to quit the scene he advanced to Demetrius who was now supported on the bosom of Forsheim and sinking with loss of blood. A i am heartily sorry for this a burst in involuntarily from Nuremberg. Demetrius unclosed Liis heavy eyes and stretched out Bis hand to him with u smile of Amity. The Prince took it. A fear nothing a said Demetrius in a lows gasping voice the circumstances of this affair Are known Only to ourselves if 1 die Forshier will let them die with overpowered with this generous conduct but not softened Tolje Prince remained silent. Demetrius was then conveyed to the nearest House where a surgeon was sent for to dress Liis wound. The report of this gentleman we As Favora ble the Nail bad Only penetrated the thigh without injuring a vital part. This business had been so rapidly concluded that few persons suspected the truth when they were told next morning that Young count Leopolstat was confined with a fever. His general to w Hom Forsheim upon being questioned had confessed every particular was so Well satisfied with the conduct. Of Demetrius and so shocked at the fierce animosity of Nuremberg that lie Hud not Quested Lay aside such a design and affect ignorance of the transaction. The general reluctantly consented nominating the Prince of Nuremberg to the command of an advanced Post in order to have him removed from the sight of his Young Aid de Catnip. In the pain of his own wound Demetrius did not forget to inquire after his prisoner who still lived but whose frequent convulsions predicted a speedy dissolution. As he was delirious no one had As yet Learned his name though his dress bespoke him an officer of rank. Just As Demetrius was sending to ask after him a week subsequent to the Duel lie received the following letter from the Duchess i Feii Eri a i have received so is Range and obscure a letter from my Nephew thut i must apply to you for an explanation of it. What Lias happened Between you it seems As if lie had been questioning you As to the degree of regard which my Constantina bears toward you. She will not shrink from vowing that regard believe me my dear boy. I think i know both your hearts and shall not act wrong in requesting you to visit us immediately after the army go into Winter quarters. If it is necessary i will write to obtain the general a Promise for that purpose. I will Nerce animosity or it i Emberg i would have passed a Public censure 1 Forsheim by Liis friends desire Rolt that be would Lay aside such a desk then cheat my Nephew into meeting you when if i Dou t make you friends at least 1 shall Hope to place your condition in the most honorable Light and to insure your future happiness. A the courier Waits leaving me Only time to assure you of the unutterable gratitude and Friendship of the a Coloma the emotion of Demetrius on Reading this letter was so great As to make him feel sick and faint. He Coull not mistake he generous intention of the Duchess nor refuse to believe himself sufficiently dear to the Princess to authorize him in hoping she might resist any wish of her uncles to unite her with another. At Liis ecstatic thought Liis heart throbbed wildly. To held the insensible paper to Liis lips and forgot in the Bright views of the future All his past sorrows. The abrupt Entrance of colonel Wurtzburg put a period to these raptures. Wurtzburg and lie were still associates though their excessive intimacy had much abated. Demetrius no longer confided any tiling to him and the dissembling colonel appeared to fancy lie had nothing to confide. The face of Wurtzburg was at this period a full of strange matter a the first communication of which nearly overpowered his unfortunate auditor. Some prisoners lately brought into Camp had recognized the hitherto unknown Republican As general de Fountainville lie husband of Zaire. The wretched Man was now breathing his last in an adjoining tent. For a few moments Demetrius could not speak. The name of Madame de Fountainville and the certainty of her husbands death gave a mortal blow to every Hope and palsied every thought. The colonel meanwhile maliciously ran on with congratulations and descriptions of his friends future Felicity with rejoicings for the exiled Zaire Anda multitude of other expressions equally cruel yet a Quad by specious. At last Demetrius Besought him to he left alone. A my spirits Are very weak to Day a he said a for i would not ask this. For either the Shock of grief or the Shock of Joy i was quite unprepared. Leave me to my own reflect tio is. The colonel seeing the sting he had planted withdrew exulting by. Demetrius sat motionless after he was gone in the attitude of profound meditation his eyes were fixed and a frightful Calm stilled the very pulsation of his heart. Yet he was incapable of reasoning his thoughts stretched in vain to grasp even a single object they retained nothing All was illusive All was fleeting a confused notion of being forever severed from Constantia and forever bound to Madame de Fountainville was the Only stationary idea. He muttered now and then to himself As if in a delirium and frequently he smiled hut it was the smile of despair. Many Livours passed away before he could be said to reflect till then his mind was Only a passive Mirror reflecting a succession of imperfect images. The punishment of his former fault now fell upon him in Tho completion of that very wish which had once been the reigning subject of All Liis desires. Madame de Fountainville most Likely was still faithful to the passion she had never promised to destroy and had a right therefore to the fulfilment of those vows which he had voluntarily made but a few months Back nay was it not Liis duty thus to sacrifice every thing to repair the injury done her peace did not Honor and gratitude in the person of her afflicted father imperiously demand the sacrifice Demetrius put. Another question to himself which terminated his hesitation. Granting that lie had conquered his passion for Zaire by the Mere Force of principle without the intervention of a purer attachment would he have debated about offering her his hand no then he ought to debate no longer. Though assured of Princess Constantinos a reference and suspecting the intentions of ice illustrious relative lie had never urged Liis pretensions beyond their Friendship and had never wilfully directed a glance toward cons Sintia that could imply a wish for More. Consoled by the integrity of his conduct there he now looked with a steadier Eye upon his Fate that it was fixed by the late event lie believed but Ere he wrote to Madame de Fountainville he resolved to a bosom himself to Liis Brot Iier. Hitherto Demetrius had never mentioned the inhabitants of Feii Eri in any Way to alarm the fraternal fears of Charles for a Long time he had himself been ignorant of the Peculiar influence Constantia acquired Over him and after that ignorance was displaced by unexpected Hope was withheld by the bashful irresolution inseparable from virtuous love. Lie now made a candid avowal of All these circumstances beseeching his brother to weigh impartially the different arg if no lie urged for the step he meditated request ing him to make the communication of general do Fortuin Villez a death immediately to the Marquis de Viancour and to learn from him whether Zaire retained her former sentiments of a Man who could still Oiler her the share of a very circumscribed Fortune. Suffering had taught Demetrius to Bear disappointment with dignity for he had studied the self command and Graceful restraint of Charles till he Lead Learned How to practice it. He no longer yielded himself up to desperate agony hut struggled with natures infirmity Ana resolved to endure. His wound being healed he was now Able to leave his tent and supported on the Arm of Forsheim was permitted to breathe the fresh air. Forsheim observed an alteration in his companions spirits for which he could not account Liis Friendly Eye frequently traced the effects of a sleepless night m the total absence of that peach Ness which usually enriched his Cheek but he ventured not to intrude with a question. The Only remark his delicacy allowed was couched in am avowal of the pain lie Felt in seeing him thus altered and an urgent request that he would confide to nis brother any care by which lie might be harassed. Quot my brother a replied Demetrius a is indeed the Only Man to whom i should entrust my present difficulties they Are of a very delicate kind believe me Ferdinand. If the disclosure did not Invole Many More besides myself you should be fully trusted. What grave is this a lie asked abruptly breaking off As his Eye fell on a new raised Mound. A the French general so answered frs Heim a your prisoner. As you were disabled at the time 1 filled your place and was with him in ids last moments. Demetrius turned very Pale and hastily Drew Liis Friend away but he pressed his Arm gratefully As he did so repeating with much emotion a i thank the answer from Charles was such As Demetrius expected. It was in favor of my Dame de Fonta Neville but no How unwillingly was that sentence pronounced How Many tender expressions of love and pity How Many consolations and praises were mingled with it he conjured his brother to be sincere with the Duchess i Feii Eri and without disclosing the past indiscretion of Zaire without appearing to have imbibed any presumptuous Hopes from the graciousness of Princess Constantia completely to explain his present engagement with my Dame de Fountainville. The last dependence of Demetrius was destroyed by Liis letter. He had secretly hoped that Charles might from various motives have concealed what could now produce no pain a change in Zaire a heart and he was therefore completely overcome when he read this Assurance of her constancy. A wretch that 1 am a he exclaimed a was she not dearer to me alas than my own soul did i not swear to love her even in a the agonies of death was i not ready to relinquish for her Sake the person who ought to Nave been Dearest to me on Earth my brother my Benefactor and do i now shudder at the Prospect of possessing her forever a he thought of Constantia in spite of every resolve he thought of her and when he pictured the Shock this discovery would give to her revered rave the deeper wound it would inflict upon her in Nophut heart he was not master of his feelings. The Campaign now Drew to a close and Demetrius released from Active service and deprived of Worshaim whose regiment was ordered into different Cantonment had Leisure to Muse even to madness. He was waiting for the reply of de Lian Cor to his brother a letter before he could bring himself to write the one so much dreaded to Feii Eri when an express from thence reached the Camp in the Middle of an inclement night. The Duchess had been struck with a paralytic affection from which it was Likely she would never recover and her distracted grandchild now sent for Demetrius at particular request her upon Sacii an occasion the usual military rules were dispensed with. The general allowed his Aid de Camp ten Days leave and the latter still weak and feeble commenced his sad journey to the Trevisano. Chafter xvii. In returning to take a Short review of the elder count Leopolstat it will not be necessary to say More of his military operations than that he rejoined the Archduke in the Middle of August proceeded with him into the palatinate bore a distinguished part in the Brilliant affairs at Nock an and Man Helm and was with him on the skirts of the Block Forest when Tho disastrous reverses in Switzerland and the impossibility of making a Winter Campaign among its masses of ice checked the Triumph of Success. In the Lively interest excited by these events and the important views which they opened of the future Charles often forgot his own ills. Warmly attached to the irreproachable Prince under whom he served As Well As to their just cruise his mind entered with earnestness into that Princess counsels. Demetrius acquiring Honor and restored to cheerfulness was a soothing object for Liis mind to rest on it was the a soft Green of his soul a to which it turned after political speculations that both wearied and alarmed. A Adelaide in Morsdorf was still remembered no care no occupations could drive her from his heart though they often succeeded in banishing her awhile from Liis memory. In her lie had found every Quality desired by a taste and a sensibility which some persons might have termed fastidious. With an understanding cultivated beyond her sex a heart softly tempered yet yielding Only to Tho hand of reason n Beauty made More captivating by elegant accomplishments she was modest even to Bash Ful Ness Charles prize her for this fault and had often while seeing her shrink from the Assiduity of admissible admiration said to himself a How few women there Are that capable of charming All men Are Content with endearing themselves to one Only a among the romantic splendor of Switzerland he had sighed for her. And now on the shores of the Rhine where More Leisure allowed him to Muse Over the past he sunk into a sadness of which he was himself scarcely conscious. He was one night sitting Over a Hook of which certainly he had not read a single syllable when his servant brought him. A letter. It was from his incognito. The calmness with which to opened it quickly vanished. A few lines appointing a meeting made his heart Palmitate with expectation. Now was going to be developed that mystery which had for five years Given him both pain and pleasure. what could tic Hope from it when his affections were inalienable fixed upon another and this generous unknown evidently relied on obtaining them at any rate he thought curiosity would he relieved and perhaps a candid explanation of his situation might secure to iii i the Friendship of on who seemed formed fora Noble disinterested sentiment. Till this moment arrived Charles never imagined it would agitate him. Whether saddened spirits Hud affected Liis nerves or whether he unconsciously hoped to find in his incognito one that would at last reconcile him to the loss of Adelaide is Uncertain but agitated he was beyond All description. Lie could not sleep once through the whole night and the next Day went Over tie routine of Liis usual employments with a mind completely distract. The night was Brig tand Calm though november was far advanced when Charles Motin ted his horse at the specified hour and took the Road to Tho chateau of a neighbouring Canon where his rendezvous was appointed. Three Miles seemed thirty As he galloped Over them and yet when he reached the place it appeared to him As if lie had flown. Iii heart Pali Tatad with sue i violence that he almost wished for a respite from what lie once passionately desired. A servant received him at tie Gate and upon hearing his name bowed respectfully and led him across a Hall. He then threw open the door of a room which Charles entered and beheld Marshall Gersdorf. Tho expression of the veterans countenance would not suffer him to believe the meeting to be accidental a multitude of hones and fears wild and delightful electrified him at the sight. He was unable to speak or to move. The marshal rushed Forward. And with his usual impetuosity caught him in Liis arms vehemently exclaiming a my dear Leopolstat my Friend my son if you will become so a a am i so Happy a cried Charles scarcely trusting his bewildered senses a am i so Happy to find my incognito in marshal in Gersdorf a 1 a yes yes a resumed the marshal repeatedly squeezing his hand. A you be that will of the Wisp now before you. Only Tell me that you forgive my eccentric impertinence and that you will allow me to dispose of your heart and yourself a �?o0, sir�?0, heaven what am i to think what Hope a exclaimed Charles sinking involuntarily upon one knee. His Fine face and eyes brightly flushed with doubtful Joy were now raised to Tho marshal the latter gazed on him with overflowing Delight. A i know you love a he cried a i know you would have chosen Adelaide had she been born a beggar she is yours then i meant her for you All along. Forshier is a worthy lady he knew my the old gentleman could hardly articulate these abrupt sentences from excess of pleasure. Leopolstat we As quite overpowered he Felt like a Man who after living half a Cen Tury in a Dungeon is suddenly brought into Daylight. In silence eloquent silence he pressed the shaking hands of the marshal to Liis lips and breast the first words he uttered were an anxious inquiry of Adelaide a sentiments. Marshal i Gersdorf was then going to hurry Forth an animated Assurance of her attachment when suddenly recollecting what was due to female delicacy he said archly a she does no to hate you that Sall whether she likes you or not i leave you to discover the first time you Are alone together. But come Rise from the ground which the knee of a Soldier should never touch but to his maker., let us sit Down and talk Over the matter you must Long to hear my a i do Long sir a returned the fluttered Charles and his eager soul sprung to Adelaide. To throw himself at her feet in spite of her fathers remark to pour out All the tenderness which lie had hitherto so painfully restrained to receive from her lips the confirmation of what her downcast eyes had so often told him was now Liis liveliest emotion he scarcely we anted explanations while certain that the mystery had terminated in rapture. His animated glances were constantly directed toward the door As if in search of her. A i see a Liat you Are thinking about a resumed the Veteran a and to quiet you protest that my daughter is not in Liis House. To Morrow morning she will be Here with my Good hosts a to Morrow morning a repeated Charles and away flew his thoughts again from the marshals explanations with More than former rapidity. A i am Likely to have but a sorry auditor in you a cried i Gersdorf a Why you Puppy what sort of gratitude is this after All the sins and vexations i have encountered to keep this girl secluded Ever since she was fifteen Only to fall in love with you Ara i not to be gratified with the patient heating of the Only Romance i Ever concocted in my life a a Pardon me Pardon me Dearest air in replied Charles glowing with Graceful confusion a i have indeed shamefully forgotten to thank you for such unmerited transporting goodness How could i have income Tylius interesting to you How is it possible that sue i a treasure has been Long destined for me a a but these bows ill answer satisfactorily a returned the marshal a if you will Only gag yourself with a Little composure. Zounds you Are As talkative now As you were mute a few minutes ago can you be silent can your thoughts leave off chattering to one another can you listen calmly a a willingly sir most willingly a was the reply of Leopolstat though Liis kindling eyes and throbbing pulse refused to Sanction this Promise. The marshal saw his agitation with complacent satisfaction but without noticing it further filled out two bumpers of Burgundy and pledging his intended son in one of them began his rambling oration. A the first time i heard of you was in the year a i at a Little inn in Alsace. I was returning from head quarters where i had been to visit my old Friend a Unusco when alighting for some refreshment i found All the inhabitants of the Village discussing the merits of a Young off her who had just passed through with a detachment. A it had happened that a merciless Steward was at that very moment drugging to prison a poor Farmer and accidents had made incapable of paying his rent and whose wife and children he Hud already turned out of doors. A on hearing your name i became still More interested in you. Once in on attack of Rob tiers among the App nines my life had been saved by your a my father a cried Leopolstat and a strange Pang of anguish and pleasure seized his heart. A yes your father. He had some Fine qualities bravery was one. Till now we were strangers but after that we became intimate that however ended no matter How he was fond of gaiety 1 of retirement but to return to yourself. A a firn this Day i spoke of i hunkered after you my whimsical old brain was often thinking How it could serve or please you. At last upon hearing of your Gallant Rescue of general. 1 projected my Romantz plan. A you remember the circumstance a added the marshal seeing Charles about to interrupt him a but i la not he broken in on. I heard that lie had Learned the particulars and unable to produce the exact sum himself had borrowed part from Liis Captain. Well May the drops of honest pleasure now Glisten in your eyes my dear liar Les mine nearly overflowed while i listened to tie animated praises of the country people. A i seemed to Sec the handsome youth they described leading two innocent babes in his hand under the lowly roof of the Tarm and assuring the grateful couple that in permitting him to restore them to their Home they had Given him the sincerest Delight he had eve r Felt. A such a plan would never have entered any head hut that of an antiquated Romance Reader like myself. For to show you what a fool of a Fathy in lava you Are about to have i must own that i am As greedy devourer of novels and legends As Ever i was at fourteen. At first i meant to go no further than sending you a few presents and letters then to discover myself and take you under my Wing for life. A but when i reflected on the wholesome discipline which the world gives every Young Man without Money or patrons and How much Independence and Energy Are nourished by a certainty of depending solely on ones own Power when 1 scrutinized your conduct and found it so nobly upright i thought my happiness and my daughters would be secured and your s not injured if i c Ould manage to make you my a dear dear sir a exclaimed Charles writing his hand with unutterable gratitude. Returning the Friendly pressure i Gersdorf resumed a most ably had i Nanc revered in my own opinion icy writing my letters so Equi vocally As to leave dubious whether the writer were a Inan Ora woman most confidentially did i reckon it upon this mystery occupying your heart so much As to leave no room for another object. A what a blow then did i receive when i heard of your engagement at Mantua. It was Many Days before i recovered myself sufficiently to address you again but i could not hesitate about How that should tie. You were still dear to me and Adelaide believing herself destined for Forshier had Neves heard me breathe your Ilene the marshal hesitated not knowing How to advert to tiie death of Signora Berguhi. He therefore left a chasm in his narrative resuming it thus a it had been my intention to Send Adelaide to her aunts at Vienna As soon As the italian Campaign should finish and then to scheme again that you might be introduced to Niv brother. I had no doubt of your falling in love with Adelaide so charming As she is and if she had been odious my sanguine temper would have made the thing equally probable. I was therefore transported when Providence brought you acquainted in so interesting a Way when it insured to you the regard of my brother and gave you an Opportunity of mutually estimating the excellence of each other. A knowing the state of your heart and shrewdly guessing at what would soon he Adelaide a for i had educated her to Admire such a character As yours and had forced her from any other attachment by keeping her in a Convent i resolved to remain quiet till her artless letters and the More circumstantial ones of the Baron should have convinced me that my scheme was Ripe. A just As i was preparing to terminate your suspense that cursed lawsuit commenced and my Hopes seemed on the Point of being hurled into the Gulf of destruction. A you know How Long it has annoyed me but it is now Over and i can give you my Adelaide with the Fortune i first every person that either is in love or has been in love will imagine the disinterested expressions of Charles they % re As sincere As they were ardent and made the fathers eyes sparkle we Ith Joy. A nah you May Well thank your old silly incognito a cried a a you know not what trouble he has had to bring this hopeful vessel into a Safe Harbor. Forshier was at first the most obliging tractable creature under the Sun he admitted the obligation i was under thus to recompense the son of a Man to whom i owned my life he saw the harmonious Justice of giving a Gallant poor fellow a Rich wife that knew How to value him and he was so ready to be my Aid de can in the affairs so obedient to orders but Hackaday my Young gentleman chose to fall in love with an italian rustic and then came entreaties and expostulation and threats of marrying before i could turn myself round then my hero grew eloquent for your Sake then he professed to know by sad experience the misery of protracted Hopes conjuring me to end your sorrows immediately. A i was thunderstruck for in the haste with which i pursued my Tavonte object .1 never took into the account those annoying stumbling blocks. However Forsheim got me to Promise that if my lawsuit were still pending when the army went into Winter quarters i would give him leave to reveal Adelaide a Freedom by marrying his pretty a amiable Forshier a cried Charles a How much i owe him a quot but you done to know yet half the amusing incidents for which you Are indebted Tome a said the marshal a do you remember the Signora Albertina a a stronger tide of blood rushed to the face of Leopolstat at this unexpected question. A egregious Puppy you have no reason to Blush a resumed his Friend a no you have no right to Triumph. Few Young Meit can resist like you the Siren charms of Beauty accomplishment and Well acted tenderness. Yet i dare say it was not merely acted after she saw a had she never seen me before a exclaimed the astonished Charles. A no on my Honor i projected the whole affair. I knew her for the most avaricious wretch alive and bribed her into Liis trial of your principles. Do you blame me for thus proving in every Way the Man in whose care i sought to repose the treasure of my heart a a so far from it a cried Leopolstat a that a whole life spent in striving to grow worthy of such a Trust will never be enough to show my after this Complete explanation the conversation flowed Over the past and the future each had minute descriptions to give of their Mutual feelings upon particular events and each loved to dwell upon the graces of Adelaide. As she was to be at the chateau the next morning Charles before he departed obtained permission to visit there at an Early hour. Scarcely had mama sell de i Gersdorf alighted from lie Carriage which conveyed her to the chateau Balzac Ere the marshal informed her that she would see an old Friend very soon. The blood brightly painted her Cheeks when lie mentioned their visitors name. Adelaide was ignorant of the real motive for a journey which she had undertaken solely to oblige her father and now was far from conjecturing its probable termination yet she trembled with undo enable Joy eagerly anticipating the to hint in which her eyes would again behold their Best and Dearest object. Marshal i Gersdorf had never once hinted the Peculiar interest he took in Charles nor the views he entertained for him but willing to give his daughters attachment a Little Hope to feed on lie assured her on her re Moval from Vienna that she should never be the wife of count Forshier unless she preferred him to the whole world that if she would wait the conclusion of tie eventful lawsuit and the Campaign she should then have an Opportunity of studying her destined husbands character and be left at Liberty to accept or to reject him. So indulgent an Assurance would have led Adelaide immediately to confess the state of her heart had not Deli Carey shrunk from the pain of vowing even to a Parent tie excess of an affection that had never been claimed by its object. Relying on the goodness of Providence on the apparent preference of Charles and the Prospect of renewing their former intimacy after her engagement with Forshier should be avowedly dissolved she cheerfully acquiesced in her fathers wishes and found uncertainty a mental Paradise when contrasted with her late despair. In what rapid tides did the blood now flow through her veins her ardent complexion became enriched with a still warmer Crimson color and lucidity United the two extremes of Light and darkness were More than effulgent. They were brightly flashing Over her companions at the break fast table when a servant announced count Leopolstat. At the sound of a name which was never pronounced without bringing Lefoie her the loveliest countenance that Ever proclaimed a Lovely soul she almost closed these Brilliant eyes As if seeing and hearing Charles at the same moment would be Bliss too much. He saw nothing but her and lie saw in her trembling agitation All that his fond heart desired. The marshal who had settled the plan of operations with his future son in Law soon contrived to break up the breakfast part he pronounced tiie Day delightful and the Prospect from a window into the Garden so alluring that he begged permission to breathe the air there with his Friend. Adelaide of course was included in this association which was not Likely to be enlarged As Monsieur Balzac Lead the gout and his sister never disturbed digestion after a meal. The considerate marshal was so and Potts to dissipate his daughters confusion by drawing her into Lively conversation that he walked twice round the great Garden before lie observed that Charles was heartily washing him at the Antipodes lie then abruptly stopped at the door of a Pavilion where lie bid Liis daughter rest herself under the Protection of count Leopolstat while he took a brisker circuit through the walks. Adelaide had not Leisure to wonder at this strange conduct for her attention we As instantly absorbed by the ardent impatience of Charles who soon won from her a declaration of Mutual preference. Sweet to him was the bashful apprehensive Ness with which she gradually discovered the whole of her past feelings. The fearful trembling Adelaide blushing at her own confessions averting her glowing eyes from Liis and shrinking from the involuntary transport with which he now pressed her in Liis arms was to him an object at once of the tenderest love and the profoundest respect. Seeing in her the chosen companion of Liis future Days the beloved Sharer of eternity his heart throbbed with a sacred Joy which beaming from his countenance spoke peace to the timid delicacy of Adelaide. It was now that each Felt the Reward of their past sufferings it was now that looking Back with exultation upon their sincere endeavours to follow the path marked out by duty they indulged in present happiness without apprehension or regret. What Adelaide owed to the eccentric goodness of her father gave a new Charm to the ties of Parent and child and at this moment she acquired fresh Delight by gaining additional motives for Loving two persons already dearer to her than life. The marshal met Liis Young companions at the Entrance of the House. Adelaide fervently returned the kiss lie pressed on her burning Cheek and whispered out a Blessing for his kindness. A she then broke away to thank a mightier Parent whose smallest mercies were never suffered by her to Pasa it May be conjectured that Leopolstat did not leave Balzac until he had obtained tia marshals Promise of remaining under ita hospitable roof during tiie suspension of hostilities nay he ventured to glance at the Hope of being confirmed in his Liap Rinesss by the gift of Adelaide a hand Long before military duty Slio full again Call him into actual a service. % the Veteran did not blame this natural in of. W m Hsih
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